Glory Seed Devotional 08/11/2014

A Planting of Faith Seeds for the Glory of the LORD

Obscuring the SON doesn’t work…

This morning as I waited for the sunrise over the Canadian shoreline I was rewarded as the big orange/red ball arose obscured by the morning clouds. At first I was a little disappointed but suddenly the Holy Spirit reminded me that in many ways the sun obscured by the clouds is true to life. So many times throughout our day circumstances and events try their best to block out the Light of Jesus. However, in spite of how dense the cloud cover may be Jesus still shines in our lives!

Recently I wrote on Hope and the more I think about what I’ve experienced where I am now, and where I will be tomorrow, the next day, the next day, the next day, you get the idea Hope is my greatest asset/resource. From Hope, not the wishful thinking hope but genuine Hope that comes directly out of our relationship with God come the Divine Resources/Blessings needed to navigate life.

One of the best ways I’ve found to help me understand Hope comes from author R.C. Sproul. “…when the Bible speaks of hope, it is not referring to a desire for a future outcome that is uncertain, but rather a desire for a future outcome that is absolutely sure. Based on our trust in the promises of God, we can be fully confident about the outcome. When God gives His people a promise for the future, and the church grasps it, this hope is said to be the “anchor of the soul” (Heb. 6:19). An anchor is that which gives a ship protection against aimless drifting in the sea. The promises of God for tomorrow are the anchor for believers today.”[1]

“You used to be like people living in the dark, but now you are people of the light because you belong to the Lord. So act like people of the light and make your light shine. Be good and honest and truthful, as you try to please the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:8-10 CEV)

As I bring this morning’s Glory Seed to a close I can no longer see the sun it is completely obscured by the clouds yet the entire world around me is bathed in its light. For each one of us it is symbolic of the ever present Holy Spirit that is constantly bathing us with the promise that WE ARE PEOPLE of the Light.

Believe it! Experience it!

Grace and PEACE!

Gary

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“Turn to the Lord! He can still be found. Call out to God! He is near.” (Isaiah 55:6, CEV)

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Scripture marked CEV are taken from the Contemporary English Version © 1991, 1992, 1995 by American Bible Society, Used by Permission.

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